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Johnny Be Good – Rzeznik Rocks!

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I have more clips and links of Johnny Rzeznik and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Here’s Johnny with Limp Bizkit doing Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here.  This is really great!  Check it out!  http://youtu.be/9tJnMo4GsKM

John hanging out at Norman’s Rare Guitars in Buffalo, NY – http://youtu.be/LMcfiW2LyYk

Johnny shows up at a Taylor Swift concert at Madison Square Garden to play none other than Iris – http://youtu.be/y6N5HU4zn84

Check out my past Johnny Rzeznik posts here and here.

And, as always, check out the Goo Goo Dolls website for the latest information and their blog.  Happy New Year!

Rzeznik Tattoos Realized

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The Dream

The Dream

One of my all time favorite paintings is Picasso‘s The Dream.  I just realized today that one of my all time favorite bands, The Goo Goo Dolls lead singer, Johnny Rzeznik, has The Dream on his right upper arm.  I love the painting for what it says to me – it shows the woman with her head to the side “dreaming”.  I have always seen it as soothing and an “emptying out” of the days events.  Wiping the slate clean if you will.  I wonder if Johnny feels this way.  Here’s a little bit of what Johnny says about his many tattoos, including The Dream.

YouTube Rzeznik – I will warn you this video ends rather abruptly.  Sorry – not my fault

Go to hotstufftattoos to see the artist who has done many of Johnny’s tattoos

See my earlier post Goo Goo Over Rzeznik here.

Rzeznik's The Dream

Rzeznik’s The Dream

 

Goo Goo over Rzeznik

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Johnny Rzeznik

Johnny Rzeznik has received 47 repins on my Pinterest “Men as Art” board, as well as 9 comments.  That’s more than my pins of Johnny DeppBon Jovi and Tom Brady combined.  What makes this guy so special?  In honor of his popularity, natural good looks and talent, I am featuring a Goo Goo Dolls song in this weeks lyric’s discussion.  Let’s look at the lyrics of one of my favorites, Iris.

*Iris by John Rzeznik

And I’d give up forever to touch you

Cuz I know that you feel me somehow

You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be

And I don’t want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment

And all I can breathe is your life

Cuz sooner or later it’s over

I just don’t want to miss you tonight

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming

Or the moment of truth in your lies

When everything feels like the movies

Yeah, you’d bleed just to know you’re alive

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me

Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand

When everything’s made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am

Johnny Rzeznik comes across as not only a great looking guy but more importantly a “good guy”.  When you read about him and his life you can’t help but agree.  I think that’s why his songs resonate the way they do.  He is “real” and he’s magnificent.

What I love about this song and it’s lyrics:

I love the lyrics in their entirety so it’s very difficult to choose favorite lyrics in this one.  If I had to choose I would say the first line of the song says it all for me and someone saying they’d “give up forever to touch you” is so beyond romantic.

*This live video was made when the Goo Goo Dolls came back home to Buffalo in 2004 for a free show with 60,000 of their closest fans.  That night Buffalo had one of the greatest downpours they’ve ever had but Johnny refused to stop playing. He said they’d play until the rain stopped and they did.  What a loyal musician to his equally loyal fans.  Impressive I think.